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The Virtual Professional Development Series


The following online learning opportunities are scheduled for 2018:


November 7: Shared Legal Services: A Simple and Sensible Solution to Cost Containment


November 13: New Funding Opportunities at The Teagle Foundation


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Shared Legal Services: A Simple and Sensible Solution to Cost Containment


November 7, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

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The Associated Colleges of the South and the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC reached an agreement in 2017 by which the 16 ACS members may obtain higher education legal services at competitive rates. By taking advantage of the members’ collective purchasing power, ACS member institutions are able to participate in compliance seminars, receive regular newsletters on higher education legal issues, and access emergency legal services, in addition to getting project-specific services as needed.


Services are divided into an educational component, that is, training and education programs designed to avoid problems, and a customized or project-specific component, based on legal issues that may arise.

The educational component includes quarterly Hot Topics training sessions in Atlanta or via webinar. Content is determined with input from participants but will generally consist of issues such as Title IX, FERPA, the Clery Act, the ADA and other compliance issues, and hot topics such as unionization efforts on campus or the impact of the new administration in Washington. Members receive monthly Higher Ed Legal Updates via email. Participants also receive 24/7/365 Emergency Management and Title IX Assistance – up to 4 hours per month of advice and counsel to address urgent situations on campus.


The project-specific component is that part of the plan where members have access to Steptoe Johnson attorneys on an as-needed basis. Participation in the plan is extra-cost and optional. The plan offers fee structures designed to provide cost-effective solutions when problems specific to the member's institution arise.

Webinar outcomes

  • Learn strategies to plan for and manage campus protests.
  • Understand sensitive data protection regulations.
  • Balance free speech and academic freedom.

Who will be presenting:


Jim Newberry

Steptoe & Johnson


Owen Williams

Associated Colleges of the South


... with facilitation by Jennifer Dugan (ACS) and Tim Newcomb (BTAA).


Cost: Free for ACL Members and their institutional representatives; $199 for nonmembers. (Contact your consortium director for a "promo code" to use at registration.)


How to register: Click here to register.



New Funding Opportunities at The Teagle Foundation


November 13, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

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The Teagle Foundation is announcing two new Requests for Proposal (RFPs): 

 In this video-enabled conversation, Teagle Foundation Program Director Loni Bordoloi Pazich and Program Officer Desiree Vasquez Barlatt will detail the aims of each initiative and discuss these and their ongoing initiative, Liberal Arts and the Professions, in light of the foundation's strategic priorities. Plenty of time will be given to Q&A with webinar participants. 


What you will learn: 

  • Detailed information about the scope and aims of the Teagle Foundation's latest requests for proposal;
  • The foundation's current and future directions and the impact they seek to make through these initiatives;
  • Helpful advice and guidance for you and webinar participants through the Question & Answer portion of the webinar. 

Who will be presenting:



Loni Bordoloi Pazich

 Teagle Foundation

Program Director 


Desiree Vasquez Barlatt

 Teagle Foundation

Program Officer 


... with facilitation by SEPCHE Executive Director Beth Moy and BTAA Operations Coordinator Tim Newcomb.


Who should attend: Consortium directors, staff and members


Cost: Free for ACL Members and their institutional representatives; $199 for nonmembers. (Contact your consortium director for a "promo code" to use at registration.)


How to register: Click here to register.


ACL Members Only:


 Click the years below to stream or download material from prior webinars.


(Want access? Click here to join the Association for Collaborative Leadership.)



  • Impacts of Attending the ACL Summer Institute [Free for Nonmembers]
  • Strategic Thinking (Across the Organization)
  • Consortium Leadership: The Search Firm's Perspective
  • Shared Legal Services: A Simple and Sensible Solution to Cost Containment



  • From Satisfaction to Impact: Trying on an Assessment Framework
  • Measuring the Value of Shared Services
  • Diversifying the Professoriate: Consortial Strategies and Metrics
  • Quantifying Economic Impact: Examples of Goals & Metrics as a Basis for Measuring Value


  • ACLx: 2016 Conference Recap
  • Laying the Groundwork for Collaborative Buying
  • Communication Strategies of College and University Consortia


  • Exploring Collaborative Opportunities with the DuShu Lake Consortium in China
  • Managing Consortium Boards: An ACL Expert Dialog
  • Strategic Content Curation and Communication: Use Simple Technologies to Expand Your Reach


  • Transformational Academic Collaboration: Tips for Creating and Sustaining Momentum
  • Greater Impact through Program Measurement & Evaluation
  • Collaborating for Professional Development: What Works
  • Using Biometrics for Student Authentication


  • Critical Friends: A Process Built on Reflection

  • Communicate Your Impact to Your Stakeholders

  • Consortial Partnerships with External Organizations

  • The Why, The Who, The When and The Wherefore of Program Evaluations

  • Next Generation Instructional Technology: A Collaborative Approach

  • Cross-Registration: How Well Does It Really Work?


  • The Role of Consortia in Fostering Campus Security in Alignment with Local and Community Police Agencies

  • Consortium and Center Diversity: Our Differences, Our Strengths

  • Marketing for Centers and Consortia

  • Catalyzing Sustainability Initiatives

  • How Institutions Can Work Together

  • Corsortial Survival 101
  • Ways to Instill Ownership in Consortia Activities
  • Dealing with Uncertainty: Managing in Times of Change
  • Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Civic Engagement and Service Learning Initiatives
  • Consortium Board Relations
  • Be More Effective by Understanding and Responding to the Politics of Your Consortium
  • Influencing the New Administration: Sharing the Economic Value of Consortia
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